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Data Binding with Windows Forms 2.0: Programming Smart Client Data Applications with .NET by Brian Noyes

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3. Introducing Data Binding in Windows Forms

The previous chapter showed you how to define and use typed data sets and table adapters for getting data into your Windows Forms application. Now we’ll get into the details of data binding to give you a solid foundation for understanding the rest of the material in the book.

In the past, developers often had to write a lot of custom code to present data and to take user input and put it into an underlying data source. At some point people realized it would make a lot more sense to encapsulate that functionality within the user interface framework, and automatic data binding was born. This chapter gives a quick introduction on how to bind sources of data to user interface controls in Windows Forms. ...

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